Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 9 for 2017

MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

Senator David Bushby (Government Whip, Chair)
Senator Anne Urquhart (Opposition Whip)
Senator Brian Burston (Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Whip)
Senator Derryn Hinch (Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party Whip)
Senator Skye Kakoschke-Moore (Nick Xenophon Team Whip)
Senator Rachel Siewert (Australian Greens Whip)
Senator John Williams (The Nationals Whip)
Senator Sam Dastyari
Senator David Fawcett
Senator Katy Gallagher
Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield

Secretary: Rachel Callinan
6277 3020

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 9 OF 2017

Amended in the chamber on Thursday, 17 August 2017

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 16 August 2017 at 7.20 pm.
  2. The committee recommends that—
    1. contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Amendment Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 16 October 2017 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    2. the provisions of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date (see appendices 2 and 3 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    3. the provisions of the Migration and Other Legislation Amendment (Enhanced Integrity) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 17 October 2017 (see appendices 4 and 5 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    4. contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Cashless Debit Card) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date (see appendices 6 and 7 for a statement of reasons for referral).
  3. The committee recommends that the following bills not be referred to committees:
    • End Cruel Cosmetics Bill 2014
    • Imported Food Control Amendment Bill 2017
    • Product Emissions Standards Bill 2017
      Product Emissions Standards (Excise) Charges Bill 2017
      Product Emissions Standards (Customs) Charges Bill 2017
      Product Emissions Standards (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2017
    • Public Governance and Resources Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2017
    • Taxation Administration Amendment (Corporate Tax Entity Information) Bill 2017
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Measures No. 4) Bill 2017.
  4. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:
    • Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Regional Australia) Bill 2017
    • Clean Energy Finance Corporation Amendment (Carbon Capture and Storage) Bill 2017
    • Competition and Consumer Amendment (Abolition of Limited Merits Review) Bill 2017
    • Defence Amendment (Fair Pay for Members of the ADF) Bill 2017
    • Education Services for Overseas Students (TPS Levies) Amendment Bill 2017
    • Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment Bill 2017
    • International Monetary Agreements Amendment (New Arrangements to Borrow) Bill 2017
    • Live Animal Export (Slaughter) Prohibition Bill 2017.
  5. The committee considered the following bill but was unable to reach agreement:
    • Medicare Levy Amendment (National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding) Bill 2017 and 10 related bills.

(David Bushby)
Chair
17 August 2017

Amendment is available in the PDF version of this document

Top